This site does not currently take bookings here on Pitchup.com.
- Peaceful and family-friendly riverside site in the mountains
- Walking and cycling routes starting directly from the grounds
- Fishing, pool, playground, bouncy castle, snack bar and picnic tables
A riverside site in the mountains, with heaps to do for all ages, hiking and biking trails by the handful starting just outside the grounds, and a setting within simple day trip distance of splendid destinations such as Lyon and the Pilat Regional Natural Park… sound simply tiptop? Have a high-up stay in the Lyonnais mountains at Camping du Moulin, near the village of Chazelles-sur-Lyon in the Loire department of the Rhône-Alpes.
But don't drive off into the surroundings just yet. For this peaceful and family-friendly place has been set up to have all ages sorted for leisurely pursuits: there's fishing steps away for starters, as the site is set on the banks of the Coise river, or you could amble over to the pool for swims and lazy drifts in the water and for sunbathing alongside. Kids have a big playground among the trees to get tuckered out at, along with a bouncy castle if your beady assessment is that they don't seem knackered enough for a full night's kip.
And as well as all that? Challenge the family or continue to expend the kids' energy at the games room, pétanque court and ping pong – and do remember you're in the mountains if vast hikes are needed afterwards… Evening entertainment like karaoke and discos run in summer.
For foodie fuel, pick up takeaways and light bites at the snack bar to have there or at one of the plentiful picnic tables, or bag local produce, groceries and fresh daily bread at the site shop to have for the evening barbecue.
To generate better results:
- Choose the 'Multiple units per pitch' filter in the search results.
- Break your booking down into smaller groups and book multiple pitches.
- Click the button ‘Make another booking like this’ on the confirmation page to easily rebook.
- Ask to be sited together in the ‘Special requests’ box on the booking form.
You can also try filtering your search by group type and by sites allowing multiple tents/caravans/motorhomes per pitch.
|Reviews in other languages appear below.|
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
No dogs allowed
Lake and/or mountain
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Public transport nearby
Medium (26-50 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Leisure/theme park nearby
Outdoor pool nearby
Touring and motorhomes
Tourer storage facilities
Local town Chazelles-sur-Lyon is 40 minutes' drive from Saint-Étienne, the department capital set on the road connecting Toulouse with Lyon. Its Musée d'Art Moderne has one of the biggest collections of modern and contemporary art in the country; if the kids somehow won't go for that, take them down the mines at Saint-Étienne's mining museum, where they can take a tour below ground or check out the shows and films.
Adventures of a different sort are at Saint-Martin-la-Plaine Zoo, also about 40 minutes' drive away, where your offspring can chatter with and excitedly wave to a nicely varied menagerie including gorillas, chimps, panthers, snakes and crocodiles. The park was set up to feature animals from all the earth's continents, so small sorts should find a species or two among their faves to see.
At least a day needs to be had in Lyon too, for its UNESCO World Heritage Site centre, many festivals, splendid restaurants and markets, and – this may interest tiny types – graffiti aplenty by the acclaimed Birdy Kids.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Camping and touring|
|Arrive:||1:30 p.m. –||8 p.m.|
|Depart by:||12 p.m.|
|Arrive:||3 p.m. –||6 p.m.|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
Camping du Moulin cancellation policy
Balance refunds: no penalties
No refunds/discounts for inclement weather, late arrivals or early departures.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
Deposit transferable during COVID-19.
The remainder is payable direct to Camping du Moulin on arrival.
Hired accommodation: €300.00 (£249.80) damage/cleanliness/bracelet deposit is required on arrival and will be refunded on departure after inspection of your unit should no damage/losses be found.
Local city tax of €0.35 (£0.30) per person per night at least age 18 is not included and must be paid on arrival.
Payment methods accepted on the parkCash
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- How much is payable upfront? A 15% transferable deposit is payable when you book, with the balance payable on arrival. Read more
- Does Camping du Moulin have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is Camping du Moulin dog friendly? No View all features
- What attractions are near Camping du Moulin? Local town Chazelles-sur-Lyon is 40 minutes' drive from Saint-Étienne, the department capital set on the road connecting Toulouse with Lyon. Its Musée d'Art Moderne has one of the biggest collections of modern … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of Camping du Moulin?
Camping and touring Arrive: 1:30 p.m. – 8 p.m. Depart by: 12 p.m. On-site accommodation Arrive: 3 p.m. – 6 p.m. Depart by: 10 a.m.